Devices: OS 4.0.3
Zime (Beta) Review
Who says iOS gets all the best looking apps? Zime proves Android has plenty to offer
It’s a bit of an urban myth that because of its harsher approval policy, the sleeker, better-looking apps of this world are more likely to be found on the App Store than on Google Play. This is something that Zime is happy to try and prove wrong, with a unique 3D interface that literally gives new dimensions to your calendar and organisational side.
The home screen of the app sees the days both ahead and just passed curve down the screen as though towards you, creating a cool 3D effect against the artistic background image. The interface itself is also very responsive, with accurate taps for users to drop in tasks at specific times, and pinch-gestures to extend the length of the task or event you want to drop in. This can all be done via the drop-down menu and data input, but the gestures method is more than accurate enough.
Zime may still be in beta but the app is already impressively functional and feature-filled, with calendar syncing from your Gmail account as well as Facebook, and the ability to prioritise the tasks you drop into your calendar in a separate list. On the subject of tasks, one piece of functionality that did catch our eye is the way users can set different types of tasks. For example, if it is time sensitive then there is a fixed-task option that applies a time and date to the to-do. However, there is also a ‘floating’ option, which is ideal for those less pressing tasks that can sit on the back-burner for now, but need to be fresh in the mind.
Although Zime has to-do and calendar in its extended name, it feels much more like an intuitive, all-round organiser. This is further highlighted by the inclusion of a timeliness chart, where you can keep track of how on-the-ball and on-time you are for certain engagements each month. Each one of your events is logged here, and you can use a scroll bar to say whether you were early or late in arriving. This data is then used to build a graph you can monitor.
Everything in Zime then is geared to making your life a smoother running operation, and it does a great job, while maintaining some very good looks, too.
A very promising app in beta, and well worth keeping an eye on.
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